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A group of East Devon footballers footballers who take to the pitch every week in Ottery St Mary are most certainly on the ‘planning to never grow old’ list. It’s highly likely that players of a particular age across East Devon and Exeter will have heard of the ‘Golden Boys’ and someone who is involved with them. They are a set of former footballers who have been coming together each week for more than three decades. Prior to the lockdown, they had continued to meet up each Thursday evening. You will not find any of them playing in a league, indeed,…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s first team manager has resigned from the role after five years – saying ‘the time is right for a change’. Dave Fairweather said he feels the ‘incredibly difficult’ decision is for the best for both himself and the Washbrook Meadows outfit. The club made the announcement ‘with regret’ last night (Tuesday, January 14) – thanking its former boss for his ‘significant contribution’ and ‘focussed dedication’. It has been an incredibly difficult decision. I’ve enjoyed my time at the club immensely – Dave FairweatherIt will announce its recruitment plans in the near future. Dave, who had…

Ottery St Mary Football Club’s under-nines are blazing a trail thanks to a generous sponsor. That is because the children are the first side at Washbrook Meadows to be decked out in a new kit. The strip will eventually be sported throughout all of Ottery’s teams – from the very youngest players to the two senior men’s squads and the ladies’ squad. Sponsorships like this are the very lifeblood of our teams and we are so grateful to Callum and Ross – Club chairman Mike Ringer Sponsorship for the under-nines has from Callum Hill and his business partner Ross Jeffcoate,…

Tipton St John’s David O’Higgins continues to defy the ageing process as he consistently makes his mark in village cricket. The 83-years-young cricketer claimed a fivefer as Tipton defeated Cavendish Cavaliers in their latest match. Tipton batted first and laboured in the face of some good bowling. However, openers David Thayre and Chris Tubbs put on a 50 partnership in 15 overs before Tubbs was run out for 14 and was followed by Dave Jessop bowled for 12 and Al Matthews was trapped leg before for a single. Phil Tolley came in down the order and, with Thayre, pushed the…

A leap up the leagues has been hailed as a significant step ‘back on the map’ for Ottery St Mary St Mary Football Club. The Washbrook Meadows outfit has been selected to be part of the South and West Division of the brand-new Devon Football League (DFL). Putting the club back on the map and within the football pyramid has been our aim; this is the time now to push further whilst keeping true to our core values of local football…At Step Seven of the game, it means the Otters have secured a place back on the national league football…

Ottery St Mary Cricket Club suffered a heavy defeat in their Tolchards Devon League East Devon derby meeting with Sidmouth at the Fortfield. Ottery skipper Will Harrison won the toss, opted to field and saw the home side reduced to 78-3 thanks to a catch behind by teenage wicketkeeper Lawrence Greenway off the bowling of skipper Harrison. There was then a Lawrence stumping off Sam Brook and a smart caught and bowled by Jody Clements. However, Sidmouth 2nds are a powerful batting side and number three Max Moore was joined by number five, home skipper, Anthony Griffiths and the pair…